The 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI), #ThinkBigDiversity, will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with a pre-conference Dissertation House session on Thursday & Friday, August 13 – 14, 2015, and a Friday night August 14 “Sisters in the Dissertation House” Book Discussion, all at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, Maryland. This conference (business attire) provides professional development for new/incoming graduate students, continuing graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early-career professors, and professionals in the region.
About the PROMISE SSI: Registration & Information
|THURSDAY||Dissertation House – Pre-Conference (Separate Registration Required)|
|Thursday, August 13, 2015||5 PM – 12 AM||Dissertation House||Baltimore Room, 2nd Floor|
|FRIDAY||Pre-Conference (Separate Registration Required)|
|Friday, August 14, 2015
Speakers: Wendy Carter-Veale, Ph.D.; Erin Golembewski, Ph.D.; Clancy Clawson, M.A.
|8 AM – 12 AM||Dissertation House||Baltimore Room, 2nd Floor|
| (Invitation only)
Speaker: Renetta Tull, Ph.D.
|6PM -8 PM||Speakers’ Dinner & Orientation||Washington Room, 2nd Floor|
|Requires separate registration
Jennifer Bacon, Ph.D.; Shanna Smith, Ph.D.; Alexis Williams, Ph.D.; Sophoria Westmoreland, Ph.D.
|8:30 PM – 10 PM||Sisters in the Dissertation House Book Discussion||Hotel Suite – Released only to registrants|
|SATURDAY||PROMISE Summer Success Institute (Main Conference)
(RSVP before Aug 11, 2015)
|Saturday, August 15, 2015||8AM – 3:00 PM||Full Program||2nd Floor|
|Lead: Prof. Jennifer Joyner
Speakers: Ken Venick, Sheryl Parks, Les Tripp, Mike Crabb, Mary Ann Hewitt, Allen Cox, Kylie-Ann Allen Delgado, Aaron Little, Brandon McClure
|8AM – 9:00 AM||Financial Breakfast Expo
Round Tables: Equity Mortgage Lending, Marshall Financial Group, British Investments Inc., Synergy Financial Group, Maryland Council on Economic Education, Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy, Guidewell Financial Solutions, CCBC,SECU
Co-sponsors/Partners: CCBC, Council of Graduate Schools – Enhancing Financial Literacy Program
|Speakers: Andrew Williams, Ph.D.; Christine Grant, Ph.D.; Sweeney Windchief, Ed.D.; Brian Burt, Ph.D.; Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Ph.D.; Patricia Ordóñez, Ph.D. (via Twitter); Tyrone Grandison, Ph.D.; Kaye Wise Whitehead, Ph.D.||9AM – 11:00 AM||Plenary Talk & Demo: Changing the “Face” of Robotics
Mentoring Panel: Breaking resistance to networking, mentoring models, team-based collaboration, systems of thinking
Introduction to #ThinkBigDiversity
PhD/Doctoral Roll Call
|Location: Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Partners: Leveraged Empowerment, PNW-COSMOS AGEP-T
|Mobile device(s) needed. Please bring laptops, cell phones, tablets.
Coaches: Miryam Gerdine, MPH; Pamela Felder, Ph.D.; Autumn Reed, Ph.D.; Levon Esters, Ph.D.; Marquita Qualls, Ph.D.; Michael Penn, Ph.D.; Simon Levin, Ph.D.
|11:30AM– 12:45 PM||#ThinkBigDiversity Hacking Diversity in STEM – All disciplines can participate.
[No computer expertise required.]
|Breakout rooms, 2nd Floor
1) New/Incoming graduate students: Baltimore Room
2) Continuing students: Washington Room
3) PP&P postdocs/professors/professionals: Severn Room
Co-sponsors/Partners: MIT Media Lab, MAP at Purdue, Gladstone Institutes, Entropia, Levin Lab at Princeton
|Presiding: Janet Rutledge, Ph.D.
Lunch Mentors: Maria Velez-Quinones, Ph.D; Joy Johnson, Ph.D., Keisha Macintosh Allen, Ed.D.; Anita Gopal, Ph.D., T. Sean Vasaitis, Ph.D., TaShara Bailey, Ph.D., Alexis Williams, Ph.D., Jocelyn Reader, Ph.D., Jesus Caban, Ph.D.; Shaun Gittens, Ph.D.
|1:00PM – 2:30 PM||Lunch & Program
Remarks: USM Sr. Vice Chancellor – Joann Boughmann, Ph.D.
Acknowledgement of Partners: University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore, UMBC
Remarks: Visiting Deans.
Recognition of PhD Candidates
|Location: Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Primary Sponsor: The National Science Foundation
|@PROMISE_AGEP, #ThinkBigDiversity||2:30PM – 3:00 PM||Tweet-up/Networking & Dessert Reception
Book sales and signing
Stay tuned to this website. It will be regularly updated with information.